Click Chemistry Immobilization of Antibodies on Polymer Coated Gold Nanoparticles

Chiara Finetti, Laura Sola, Margherita Pezzullo, Davide Prosperi, Miriam Colombo, Benedetta Riva, Svetlana Avvakumova, Carlo Morasso, Silvia Picciolini, Marcella Chiari

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The goal of this work is to develop an innovative approach for the coating of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with a synthetic functional copolymer. This stable coating with a thickness of few nanometers provides, at the same time, stabilization and functionalization of the particles. The polymeric coating consists of a backbone of polydimethylacrylamide (DMA) functionalized with an alkyne monomer that allows the binding of azido modified molecules by Cu(I)-catalyzed azide/alkyne 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition (CuAAC, click chemistry). The thin polymer layer on the surface stabilizes the colloidal suspension whereas the alkyne functions pending from the backbone are available for the reaction with azido-modified proteins. The reactivity of the coating is demonstrated by immobilizing an azido modified anti-mouse IgG antibody on the particle surface. This approach for the covalent binding of antibody to a gold-NPs is applied to the development of gold labels in biosensing techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7435-7441
Number of pages7
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - Jul 26 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Spectroscopy


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